Book review: Bach - A Musical Biography, by Peter Williams
Musicians in Scotland with long enough memories and a love of Bach will remember the name of Peter Williams. From 1962-85 he was a internationally acclaimed senior member of staff within the Edinburgh University music faculty, where his legacy was both intellectual and physical. As the university’s first Professor of Performance Practice, as well as director of its famous Russell Collection of Harpsichords and latterly Dean of Music, he was able to pursue his lifelong passion for Johann Sebastian Bach and influence scores of research students in the process. As a notable organist, he left a... read more
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